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    U.S. 39-Star Patriotic Silk Flag, Circa 1876-1888. Printed, double sided, 24" x 15", with stars arranged in rows of a 6/7/7/6/7/6 pattern. The 39-star was never official but nonetheless has an interesting history. During the US Centennial, Colorado's star was added to the flag (4 July 1877) but it was not the only State requesting admission. Utah had applied for statehood but Congress voted against the request based on its constitution being silent on polygamy. Many 39-star flags were made for the Centennial celebrations in anticipation but only 38 stars appeared on the official flag. Another possibility for the flag's existence occurs in 1889 when flag manufacturers misjudged the situation by betting the two Dakotas would be admitted as one state and the others would be delayed until after the 4th of July. Both Dakotas, Montana and Washington were made into states in November, 1889. Scattered small stains, holes and a clean small .75" tear in a fold. Fold creases.

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